Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

PDRM to use drones to monitor SOPs at Ramadan bazaars in Klang Valley

Kuala Lumpur

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is using drones to monitor compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) at Ramadan and Aidilfitri bazaars around the Klang Valley. Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, said that the PDRM drones were used to monitor the SOPs from the air because the PDRM had difficulty monitoring the SOPs throughout the bazaars.

Busted! Interstate travellers found with fake permission bearing Istana Negara letterhead

Kuala Lumpur

Police arrested a local man and woman suspected of using fake interstate travel documents bearing what looks like an Istana Negara letterhead on Monday. Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the suspects aged 27 and 47 were seen acting suspiciously by the motorcycle patrol unit of the Dang Wangi police station in front of a fast-food restaurant in Jalan P.Ramlee.

BAM: One more tests positive for Covid-19 in Akademi Badminton Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Another individual has been tested positive after Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) conducted a third round of tests on a total of 91 athletes, coaches and support staff at Akademi Badminton Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara yesterday. BAM in a statement today said athletes and officials stationed at ABM are set to continue observing a period of self-isolation in accordance with the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS), National Sports Council (MSN) and National Sports Institute (ISN) protocol on quarantine until further notice.

EAG suggests ways to prevent fourth wave of Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

The government has been urged to roll out refined mitigation efforts capitalising on the use of advance technology such as machine learning and artificial intelligence tools to prevent the fourth wave of Covid-19. The Health and Sciences Covid-19 Advisory Group of Experts (EAG) made the call following the alarming number of positive cases detected in the country over recent weeks, which it said are over 1,000 per cent higher than the number of cases reported this time last year.

Dr Mahathir gives thumbs up after taking Covid-19 vaccine

Kuala Lumpur

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab here today, and the former prime minister immediately urged the people to sign up for the immunisation programme. Dr Mahathir, 95, was administered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by Kuah Health Clinic matron Rosmini Che Lah while Dr Siti Hasmah was given her jab by the clinic’s head nurse Siti Hamizah Masdar at the Vaccine Dispensing Centre at the Langkawi Sports Complex.

3,135 KL cops get first vaccine dose

Kuala Lumpur

The first phase of Covid-19 immunisation for police frontliners here commenced today with 3,135 personnel undergoing vaccination. Kuala Lumpur police chief Commissioner Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said today that priority for the immunisation was given to personnel at high risk of contracting the virus. He said the 3,135 personnel were from the six districts here, namely Brickfields, Cheras, Dang Wangi, Sentul, Wangsa Maju and Putrajaya.

163 cases detected at Pasar Borong KL

Kuala Lumpur

A total of 163 confirmed Covid-19 cases have been identified at Pasar Borong Kuala Lumpur after more than a week of testing among workers at the vegetables, fruits and fish sections. Kuala Lumpur Fruits Wholesalers’ Association president Chin Nyuk Moy said test results for workers at the fruit section had been completed. "We are the last batch of workers that had undergone the testing and five of the workers here were infected with the virus.

Zahid gets tested for Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has gone for a Covid-19 test, soon after Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman was confirmed positive for the disease. Zahid said he did the test at Avisena hospital in Shah Alam on Wednesday (Jan 20). "At the moment, I will be under self-quarantine at home. Please pray that my whole family and I are not infected by Covid-19," the Bagan Datuk MP said. Tajuddin, the Pasir Salak MP, became the latest in a list of politicians to test positive for Covid-19.

DBKL tightens entry at KL wholesale market

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will tighten entry into the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market from this Friday as part of efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement, DBKL said individuals dealing with shop owners, employees and wholesalers must submit a copy of their Health Ministry-certified Covid-19 screening results with a date not exceeding two weeks before they are allowed to enter. The individual must also pass a body temperature check and register using the MySejahtera application at the market entrance.

Hamzah’s office says minister receiving Covid-19 treatment in UMMC amid ICU rumours

Kuala Lumpur

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin’s office has today confirmed that he is under quarantine and receiving treatment for Covid-19 at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). However, it stopped short of mentioning Hamzah’s current health status, amid rumours claiming he is currently treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), telling the public instead that any official updates regarding his health would only be issued by his office. “Therefore, the Home Minister’s office asks that all parties continue praying for Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin’s recovery,” the four -paragraph statement read.

柏丽玛文良港公寓 再有1人中招

Kuala Lumpur

隆市文良港的柏丽玛文良港公寓(Prima Setapak Condo)今日再传出1宗新冠肺炎确诊病例! 该公寓管理层今日通知住户,指过去3个月该公寓共有6宗确诊病例,其中3宗的患者目前已康复。 通告上说,管理层于今日接获最新1宗确诊病例,确诊的是该公寓B座3楼的1位住户,另外有3名密切接触者的检测报告仍未出炉。 “上述患者,与本月14日及15日确诊的病患,皆在各自单位居家隔离中。”

It’s business as usual at Pasar Borong KL despite positive cases

Kuala Lumpur

Vegetable, fruit and seafood wholesalers in Pasar Borong Kuala Lumpur in Selayang are operating as usual to meet the demand in Klang Valley during the movement control order despite having more than 15 Covid-19 cases among fishmongers and their workers. Kuala Lumpur Hoi Seong Fish Wholesaler Association chairman Sing Kian Hock said all those working in the fish section would undergo swab test and the association would help facilitate the arrangements.